2 Chinese tourists die in van crash on Kulen Mountain in NW Cambodia

Photo from Siem Reap authority

 PHNOM PENH -- Two Chinese tourists died after their tourist van overturned on the Kulen Mountain in northwest Cambodia's Siem Reap province on Sunday, a district deputy police chief said.

   

The accident occurred at 12:40 p.m. local time when the van, carrying 14 Chinese people, turned turtle while driving down the mountain, said Soun Thay, deputy police chief of Svay Leu district, where the crash took place.

   

"Two Chinese nationals, a man and a woman, had died hours after the crash due to severe injuries, as several others were wounded," he told Xinhua, adding that one of the injured remained in serious condition and was hospitalized.

   

Soun Thay said the Cambodian van driver was blamed for the accident, saying that the driver escaped the scene soon after the crash.

   

The Chinese tourists hired the driver and his tourist van to take them to visit the Kulen Mountain and the accident happened when they returned from the mountain, he said.

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